[CoLoCo] Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) released!

David Overcash funnylookinhat at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 14:49:00 UTC 2012


Happy Release Day !  Ubuntu 12.04 came out today
(forwarded announcement message below), code-named the Precise Pangolin.
 You should all give it a look - it's definitely the most stable release to
date. A few notable changes that I've seen are:
- Multi-monitor Support is greatly improved for both proprietary and open
graphics drivers.
- Unity now includes the HUD, a feature that allows searching through menu
options via text a la Unity's dash.
- Unity itself is far more stable than ever before; many have said that
they were sold on Unity until this release.

You all should start downloading it ( and if you have bandwidth to spare,
please run a torrent and seed to help spread Ubuntu more quickly! ).

*As a quick reminder - *our release party is THIS SUNDAY - at 6:00 PM - at
the Rock Bottom Brewery in Westminster.  We've got a quick "what's new" in
Ubuntu 12.04 presentation planned, in addition to a longer demonstration of
Novacut ( http://novacut.com/ ), a new video editing software suite being
developed for Linux.  In addition to that, System76 will be bringing their
newest Ubuntu laptops to show off in case any of you are interested.

TL;DR; *Be there!*
*
*
See you all Sunday.

Cheers,
David

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kate Stewart <kate.stewart at ubuntu.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 6:04 AM
Subject: Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) released!
To: ubuntu-announce at lists.ubuntu.com


"Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and
precision are essential for starting points."   - Percival Lowell


The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
(Long-Term Support) for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed "Precise Pangolin", 12.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.  The team has been hard
at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features and improving
quality control.

To be a bit more precise about what we're releasing today...
There are 54 product images and 2 cloud images being shipped with
this 12.04 LTS release,  with translations available in 41 languages.
The Ubuntu project's 12.04 archive currently has 39,226 binary packages
in it, built from 19,179 source packages, so lots of good starting points
for your imagination!

For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports laptops, desktops, and netbooks
with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop
shell called "Unity", which introduces "Head-Up Display" search
capabilities.
Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Centre is
now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search and usability.

Ubuntu Server 12.04 has made it much easier to provision, deploy,
host, manage, and orchestrate enterprise data centre infrastructure
services with the introduction of new technologies such as "Metal as
a Service" (MAAS), the Juju Charm Store, and the latest OpenStack version,
codenamed Essex.  These technologies further position Ubuntu Server
as the best OS for scale-out computing.

Read more about the new features of Ubuntu 12.04 in the following
press releases:


http://www.canonical.com/content/ubuntu-server-1204-lts-certified-available-and-ready-hyperscale-world

http://www.canonical.com/content/ubuntu-1204-lts-aims-conquer-enterprise-desktop

Long term support maintenance updates will be provided for
Ubuntu 12.04 for five years, through April 2017.  For those working
on the ARM architecture, an 18 month supported release is also
provided for the ARM server using the ARM Hard Float (HF) architecture.

Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu
is now available in 41 languages.  For a list of available languages
and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see:

  http://people.canonical.com/~dpm/stats/ubuntu-12.04-translation-stats.html

The newest Kubuntu 12.04 (LTS), Edubuntu 12.04 (LTS), Xubuntu 12.04 (LTS),
Mythbuntu 12.04, Lubuntu 12.04  and Ubuntu Studio 12.04 are also being
released today.  More details can be found in their announcements:

  Kubuntu: http://kubuntu.org/news/12.04-release
  Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/news/12-04-release
  Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/news/12.04-release
  Mythbuntu: http://mythbuntu.org/12.04/release
  Lubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Announcement/12.04
  Ubuntu Studio: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/12.04release_notes


To get Ubuntu 12.04
-------------------

In order to download Ubuntu 12.04, visit:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 11.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 12.04
via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of
charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats,
workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release
itself. They are available at:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes

Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/whats-new
  http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/features

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug
but aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

  #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
  http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
  http://www.ubuntuforums.org
  http://askubuntu.com


Help Shape Ubuntu
-----------------

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list
of ways you can participate at:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved


About Ubuntu
------------

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops,
netbooks and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular
releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications
is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a
few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical
and hundreds of other companies around the world.  For more information
about support, visit:

  http://www.ubuntu.com/support


More Information
----------------

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our
website listed below:

  http://www.ubuntu.com

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  http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce


On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Kate Stewart



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